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Belton, MO 64012
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Salix humilis

Prairie Willow

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Salix humilis (Prairie Willow)

Fuzzy flowers open in early spring before the small gray-green leaves appear on 4" long branches. This willow prefers drier sites, unlike others of its species. It provides dense thickets for wildlife. Rabbits and deer eat twigs, leaves and shoots while the nectar is used by bees to provide high quality honey.

Additional Information:


Height
3-9 Feet

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Spread
4-8 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 4-6

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Black Cherry (Prunus serotina), Stiff Dogwood (Cornus foemina), Wild Plum (Prunus americana)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACU

Nature Attracting

Beneficial Insects

Root

Fibrous

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Early (Feb-Apr)

Soil Moisture

Average

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Small Animals
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